Celebrate the Sesquicentennial of Goodnow Library
Join friends and neighbors at the Goodnow Library to “Celebrate the 150th Birthday” of the Library on Saturday, October 20th, from 6:30-10 pm.
Festivities will feature elegant food, music, and a silent auction all to benefit the Goodnow Library Foundation.
Kim Ogden, Chair of the Celebration, is excited that this is a “town-wide opportunity to celebrate Sudbury, our shared history and our wonderful Library – every household in Sudbury was mailed an invite”. The evening will be held in the Library and will focus on four key areas where the Foundation hopes to make some needed improvements – guests will have the opportunity “to explore and in some cases, rediscover this great resource we have”.
The Children’s area of the Library will feature elegant children themed food such as gourmet mac n’cheese,
entertainment from Accent, the Lincoln Sudbury talented a cappella group and a silent auction of children themed items.
The Technology area will feature an array of multicultural kebobs including tandoori chicken, Kalbi beef and Moroccan shrimp. The area will also feature the Lincoln Sudbury Select Jazz combo and some great technology silent auction items including Dragon software and the latest Kindle (did you know that the library can help you do free downloads to your Kindle or I-Pad?).
The Historical area will feature historical food including New England clam chowder, and the opportunity to have a
conversation with John Goodnow, the Sudbury resident who gave the land to establish the Goodnow Library. John
Goodnow will be portrayed by Hal Cutler, a long time Sudbury resident and a descendant of John Goodnow. Hal will be joined by his wife Betsey, also in period costume.
Finally, the Community area will feature elegant desserts and an extensive silent auction featuring many items donated by the Sudbury community.
The Goodnow Foundation is raising funds for critically needed improvements at the library including revitalizing the children’s room with new inviting furniture and décor;
upgrading technology and training, especially since the Library serves as a free resource to so many; building community through new enhanced meeting spaces; preserving and accessing historical materials; and creating a future endowment. The Foundation was created by the Goodnow Library Trustees who are committed to the importance of the Library as a vital resource to the Sudbury Community, but recognized that the town budget had a limited capacity to fund needed enhancements to our Library resource.
Esme Green, Director of the Goodnow Library, explains, “We want the library to be in a position to keep up with the rapid changes of today’s world, protect our history, and bring people together. Our long-term goal is to keep the library as vibrant and relevant as it is today, and, by supporting the Foundation’s fundraising effort, everyone is helping to build a permanent fund to support enhancements that would otherwise be impossible.”
Those interested in helping to support the Goodnow Foundation or attending the Sesquicentennial Celebration
should contact firstname.lastname@example.org
or call (978) 639-3224. Those interested in donating to the silent auction should contact Kim Ogden at email@example.com or call her directly at (978) 443-8501. The Library website also
contains more information on the event at www.goodnow-foundation.org.